People love Karioki especially when they drinking but...

@winterose (39931)
Canada
April 14, 2008 4:36pm CST
People love singing karioki style especially when they are drinking, but would you do it? Would you be too shy? I am too shy. Even if your not shy would you do it if you now you can't sing? If your friend or spouse of family member really sounded awful singing which you try to discourage them from going up in front of crowd and sing/ Would feel they would make a fool of themselves, or is all in good fun?
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• United States
20 Apr 08
As a karaoke host, I have mixed feelings on this topic. Clearly I love karaoke. However, there are times I just wanted to smack someone in the head with the mic. Of course those times were usually when they stopped singing and just started a string of drunken cuss words.. But back to the point: Something I have told people, and they seem to agree, if you cant sing, ham it up. If youre a woman who cant sing, do some cindy lauper, the divinyls, or go for broke and do some barry white. The more its clear you are having fun and not trying to sound like a star, the more fun everyone else will have too. The ones who sound bad and make people cringe are the ones who cant sing but think they can. UGH! Volume does NOT equal pitch control!! hehe
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
good advise, thank you for posting.
15 Apr 08
It's fun when your drinking and singing with karaoke. Actually it's not the voice but the fun you experienced. How about you try videoke, it's much fun and exciting!!!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
good point!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
14 Apr 08
It's fun to do sober or not sober. Me and my friends use to go to the karaoke bars a lot in our younger days and had lots of fun. The only reason why I went with them is because they could all really sing, they had great voices and often were asked to sing more LOL It was easy to sing along with them and I never thought I sung out of tune LOL
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
I am glad you had such a great time.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I have tried to do Karaoke a few times in my life. I was drinking also when I tried to do it LOL. There is no way I would ever get up there in front of a bunch of people without it LOL. I am way too shy for it. I think it is all in good fun but I would have to be honest with them if they asked me if it was good or not.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
wow you would really tell somebody that they are terrible?
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I think that is what Kareoke is for those of us who can't sing but like to and when you sing in a bar like that most of the people are drunk and don't notice how bad you sound anyways. I have only done kareoke once and it was with a group so my bad singing was not singeled out.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
yes you are right about that most people don't notice how you sound in a bar anyhow, especially when they are drunk.
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@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
I am not a fan of karaoke but my family is. Everytime it's christmas, new year's eve or whenever they have a chance to meet, they go crazy and sing all night at the house. Most of them don't sing well at all but they are having fun. I sang once with my cousins once. I was a bit shy at the very beginning buti sang with my friend so it wasn't that bad :P
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@angie828 (226)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I did do it last Halloween with my boyfriend and my sister at a bar. We had all been drinking, so that helped. I can not sing at all, but I had a blast doing it. All three of us did. We sang "Come on Feel the Noize by Quiot Riot. My other sister taped it on her camera and then showed it at our family Christmas. Normally I would not have done it, but with all the drinking we had done, we all had confidence. You should really try it sometime. It is a blast.
@rlc456 (415)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I would not do it, but my husband would be so funny. I would love to see him do it.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I love going to Karaoke but only to listen and watch NEVER to sing LOL never had the desire to get up and sing but I enjoy going LOL especially the later in the night when everyone is fairly toasted LOL
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I find it very funny but I do enjoy it! I don/t have the guts to do it but when I have tried it at home with my parents and sis where I can just shout even I am out of tune, I started loving it! In our country even if people who are not drunk, they will be singing aloud..hahahhaha....At first, I find it so annoying but when you're with your friends or family doing it, its really funny!
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• United States
20 Apr 08
I don't drink and when I went to the Christmas Party of the place I worked for they had karioki there and I did get up and sing. I sang more than one song. It is all in good fun and a couple of us went up there to sing together also. We had a blast and although I don't have a voice that would get me in the spotlight I do sing pretty good. As far as telling someone that they can't sing and shouldn't get up as long as it is just having a fun time I wouldn't. There was a co-worker of mine that couldn't hit a lick as far as carring a tune but everyone of us at the party encouraged her to get up and sing and she did. We all clapped and cheered when she was finished. We all love each other at the job and would never make a person feel bad because they got up and sang on karioki.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
It is great to hear that all of you guys get along that is so nice to hear. But in a club amongst strangers, and people are drunk would you not be afraid that somebody might boo her?
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• United States
21 Apr 08
No we all rally around her. And anyone in the bar knows that we are together. She has a sweet personality and all of us always were very protective of her.
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@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
15 Apr 08
i love to sing and do not need to drink to get up in front of people to do it. i do not have a great voice but my voice is not bad either and i can carry a tune. i like to sing and it is something i really enjoy doing but i have to like the song and know it well if i am going to sing it. my father is a great singer and he has all the karaoke equipment and many cd's and he sings weekly. we are having a family reunion in may and karaoke is going to be one of the activities and i plan to sing. most people will not get up so i will be one of the few. i just cannot stand when a group of people get up to sing and they act all silly and ridiculous about it. if you want to get up and sing then do it but if you are going to be goofy do us all a favor and sit down.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
Good for you hon, You go ahead and sing your little heart out. Wish everyone would.
@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
17 Apr 08
thanks. i just don't take myself too seriously and know that i am not in a contest but simply doing something i enjoy and whether i sound good or not is really irrelevant to me. it is an outlet for me, although i secretly wish i could really belt out a tune. there is nothing i admire more than someone who can really sing!!! love to listen when someone has a really great voice.
@gabrielle47 (1222)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Last night was a party at my uncle's place and they have the usual Karaoke set up. Even though I wanted to sing, I am also too shy coz a lot of people are there in the party. I have my own set up at home and I usually sing only in my room to satisfy my singing urges. But I don't have the nerve to say something not nice for those who have the courage of standing out there to sing. I will applause and cheer on them for having such courage. « Gab »
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
2 May 08
Yes that is a good point, having the courage
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I've always enjoyed karaoke singing. Would I tell someone he/she was a bad singer? Probably not. But I have suggested to a few friends that they should sing in a group. :-)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
2 May 08
Well that is a polite way to put things, lol
@shypoet80 (112)
• United States
28 Apr 08
It's all about having fun, who cares how bad you sing, aslong as everyone else is drunk, they won't notice....lol :)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
2 May 08
that is so true
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I don't know about doing karaoke in front of a crowd..though I was a Drama major in college so being in the spotlight didn't bother me...LOL...Actually I have done karaoke at the website SingSnap--it's an on-line karaoke site and you can sing songs there....and yes you're literally broadcasted to the world..LOL In fact I've posted some of my attempts here....here's one of them http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b0f67fba It's Coldplay's Clocks
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
that's amazing, thanks for that site.
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
16 Apr 08
I've done Kareoke once, luckily for me it was a rap song and I was only doing a voice over for a friend, so my lack of singing skills didn't seem to matter. Personally I don;t like Kareoke and will stay away from any bar on those nights, as I like to keep my ears from bleeding profusely. Do people even hear themselves? lol
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
It all about having fun, singing makes people feel good, even me.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
15 Apr 08
My husband and I recently took a weekend trip down to Key West and ended up at a bar where everyone who took the stage was truly awful! After several hours, we decided to do a duet and we went up on stage. Actually we got a standing ovation cause we were the worst of the lot. It was a lot of fun, but totally out of character for me. I think I'd do it again though!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
good for you, it is great fun
@yoj118 (329)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
We love singing in karaoke (sorry but it's not karioki) here in the Philippines...there even is a magic sing (which is a microphone with chips on it) so you could just relax and sit on the couch at home while singing your own favorite songs....plus the point you get after singing makes it even more fun... I don't mind if someone's voice is awful or out of tune, the reason why people love singing with it is they tend to feel they are superstar when they sing and you can only do that through a karaoke... lol...
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
there are several spellings for karioki, not just one.
• United States
15 Apr 08
There's not a shy bone in my body when it comes to singing karaoke. My voice isn't great -- it's mediocre. However, I can carry a tune and I like to sing. Drinking is usually a diet cola -- maybe a margarita. What gave me the courage to sing is that other folks who got up to sing didn't have great voices either, and some had fantastic voices. It was just fun...and the only time anybody laughed was when I was swinging the microphone and the microphone fell off the cord.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
yes you are right it is just plain fun,